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Dental Field

Kyra Toms – Student Highlight

Kyra Toms started her journey at West Virginia Junior College in April of 2021. Kyra chose the Dental Assisting diploma program, which allows her to learn the skills needed for today’s dental field in just 12 months. Kyra says she made this choice because of “the layout and time length of the program, and it … Read more

Renee Rollins – Staff Highlight

Renee Rollins is the Dental Program Director at WVJC Charleston.  Renee completed her diploma in dental assisting after graduating from Poca High School. Renee’s dental field experience includes general dentistry, oral surgery, and pediatric dentistry.  She is passionate about the dental field and has over 15 years of in-field experience. WVJC offers a hands-on approach … Read more

Panucci & Jackfert Orthodontics –
Externship Highlight

WVJC collaborates with Panucci & Jackfert Orthodontics to provide dental assisting students hands-on learning opportunities during their externship. Panucci & Jackfert Orthodontics has provided the communities of South Charleston, WV, and Gallipolis, OH, with excellent orthodontic care since 1993.  Orthodontic care is delivered with the expert assistance of a talented and friendly team utilizing the … Read more

Cleah Slack – Student Highlight

Cleah Slack graduated from Lincoln County High School in 2019. During her senior year, an admissions advisor visited her class to discuss the specialized associate degree programs at WVJC. After the presentation, Cleah knew she wanted to apply for college at WVJC. She was looking for a short-term program that would help prepare her for … Read more

Marrissa Merill – Student Highlight

Marrissa Merill is attending West Virginia Junior College Bridgeport where she will soon obtain her associate degree in Dental Assisting. In December, Marrissa will be sitting for the National Registered Dental Assisting certification exam. She is anxiously awaiting her test date. However, she feels confident that her education has prepared her for success. Marrissa began … Read more

Kristina Conaway – Student Highlight

Kristina Conaway is new to the West Virginia Junior College family.  She began her journey here in April 2019 and is very passionate about her dental assisting program.  Kristina attended a university prior to making the choice to enroll at WVJC, but the experience wasn’t what she was looking for and she began to feel … Read more

Dental Assisting Graduate Highlight – Jesse Rose

For some students starting college can be daunting, especially because it is unfamiliar territory. However, West Virginia Junior College Charleston is not just any college. The staff and faculty support students from the initial admissions meeting to graduation and beyond. Certified Dental Assistant, Jesse Rose, knows this first hand. Jesse was not nervous about starting … Read more